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Mexico – The Failing State Next Door

If Americans think about Mexico at all it’s usually in the context of illegal immigration and/or the looming battle between Arizona and the federal government. No one, it seems, at either end of our caustically polarized political system is giving much thought to the relentless disintegration of democracy happening on our doorstep. Our next door neighbor nation is increasingly controlled by organized crime and the best we can do is build a fence and loudly chant ‘Stay Out.’ So much for “homeland security,” “national defense” and “don’t tread on me.” Continue reading ‘Mexico – The Failing State Next Door’